“Patience is a Virtue,” They Said

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“You have been impatient,” said my father, “since the moment you were born.” I exited my mothers’ womb two days past my due date, insisting upon entering the world while my mother was having an anniversary dinner. Her and my father were celebrating five years together, sitting around a table with my grandparents on a cold, dark February night when my mother…

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